PRESS ROOM

The office of Media and Public Relations provides notification of ongoing Commonwealth Club events to the public and the press and handles media relations. Please find below press releases and articles regarding program developments and significant events, forums, and lectures at the Club.

Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club has played host to a broad and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Nancy Pelosi in 2010. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alec Baldwin, and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches here.

For information and for media credentials, contact:
Riki Rafner, Director of Media and Public Relations
rrafner@commonwealthclub.org
415-597-6712

Press Releases

Jul 11, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases the Works of Christopher Peterson: “What is Real” July 9 through September 9, 2019

Jun 26, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents Member Led Forums August Series, 2019: The Art and Science of Well-being

May 08, 2019: 

The 2019 California Book Awards Honors Eleven Outstanding Books by California Authors

Apr 09, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Bay Area Photographer Sharon Beals: “The Wonder of Birds’ Nests” April 3 through June 28, 2019

Apr 08, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases the Works of Bay Area Photographer Sharon Beals: “The Wonder of Birds’ Nests” April 3 through June 28, 2019

Apr 03, 2019: 

Finalists for the 88th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Mar 14, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases Work of Local Artsts at New Home

Feb 20, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Celebrates 31st Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala

Jan 24, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Bay Area Artist Ryan Farley

Dec 17, 2018: 

Evelyn Dilsaver Named Commonwealth Club Board Chair

Sep 04, 2018: 

Commonwealth Club Accepting Submissions for Upcoming California Book Awards Competition September 15 through December 15

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Age of Perpetual Light and The Color of Law Lead California Book Awards Gold Medalists

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Of California Celebrates 30th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala: "Views from 110"

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents Member Led Forums Summer Sessions, 2018: Crisis in Our Country Moving from Civic Conflict to Civil Conversation

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents: Alicia Garza, Darnell Moore, Tam O'Shaunessey & Katie Sowers in Honor of LGBT Pride Month

In the News

Oct 09, 2019: 

Kremlin Slams FBI Questioning of Deputy  (China Daily)

Oct 07, 2019: 

After Pelosi and Schiff Botch Impeachment – President Trump Calls for Them to be Impeached  (USSA News)

Oct 07, 2019: 

Russians Accuse FBI of ‘Cynical Provocation’ After Lawmaker Held for Questioning  (CNS News)

Oct 07, 2019: 

There's Little California Love As Kamala Harris Struggles In Home State  (Napa Valley Register)

Oct 05, 2019: 

There's Little California Love As Kamala Harris Struggles In Home State  (Cable One)

Oct 05, 2019: 

Why Kamala Harris is Flailing with California Voters  (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Oct 04, 2019: 

There's Little California Love as Kamala Harris Struggles in Home State  (NW Cable)

Oct 04, 2019: 

Why Kamala Harris is Flailing with California Voters  (Los Angeles Times)

Oct 03, 2019: 

For Beer or Sparkling Wine, Stop Trying to Pour Away from the Foam  (San Francisco Chronicle)

Oct 02, 2019: 

Cynthia Telles and Kaiser Permanente Host Discussion on Solutions for Homelessness  (Yahoo News)

Oct 02, 2019: 

Cynthia Telles and Kaiser Permanente Host Discussion on Solutions for Homelessness  (96.9 The Bull)

Oct 02, 2019: 

Cynthia Telles and Kaiser Permanente Host Discussion on Solutions for Homelessness  (Buffalo News)

Oct 02, 2019: 

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies For Kindle  (24 Brasil)

Oct 01, 2019: 

Collection from Celebrated American Author John Steinbeck Offered Through Heritage Auctions  (Art Daily)

Oct 01, 2019: 

Family of Betty Reid Soskin Seeks Donations for Her Recovery  (KCBS Radio)